You can create a backup manually, on-demand. This is useful during “lift-and-shift” migrations or prior to upgrades.
Run the following command to edit the domino-data-importer statefulset:
kubectl -n domino-platform edit sts domino-data-importer
Set the replicas to 1.
When the domino-data-importer pod is up, run the following code to exec into it:
kubectl -n domino-platform exec -it domino-data-importer-0 /bin/bash
This command can take a long time, depending on the size of your backup. To prevent a timeout interrupting the command, Domino recommends using a terminal multiplexer tool like
/app/tmuxso that if your session is disconnected, the command continues running in the background and you can return to the session when you reconnect. For instructions about how to use
tmux, see their website or man page
domino-data-importerpod, run the backup command:
/app/importer -c /app/config-4x-example.yaml -b --backup-archive --backup-upload --backup-delete
--backup-deleteflag if you want the backup bundle to remain on the local filesystem.
Find the backup bundle in the backup location when it is generated automatically.